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THE RAILWAYS (SAFETY MANAGEMENT) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2006

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Regulation 18(1)(c)

SCHEDULE 3COMMON SAFETY INDICATORS

Indicators relating to accidents

1.  Total and relative, to vehicle kilometres, number of—

(a)accidents and a break–down of the following types of accidents—

(i)collisions of vehicles, including collisions with obstacles within the loading gauge;

(ii)derailments of vehicles;

(iii)level crossing accidents which shall include accidents involving persons at level crossings;

(iv)accidents to persons caused by vehicles in motion except for suicides;

(v)suicides;

(vi)fires in vehicles; and

(vii)any other type of accidents, and each such accident shall be reported under the heading of the primary accident even where the consequences of any secondary accident are more severe such as where a fire follows a derailment.

(b)persons seriously injured or killed by type of accident divided into the following categories—

(i)passengers;

(ii)persons carrying out work or voluntary work directly in relation to the operation;

(iii)level crossing users;

(iv)unauthorised persons on premises of any railway; and

(v)any other types of person, and the number of passengers seriously injured or killed shall also be indicated in relation to the total number of passenger kilometres.

(2) The provisions of Regulation 91/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council of 16th December 2002 on rail transport statistics (1) shall be applied to any information provided under this paragraph.

Indicators relating to incidents and near–misses

2.  Total and relative, to vehicle kilometres, number of—

(a)broken rails;

(b)buckled rails;

(c)wrong–side signalling failures;

(d)signals passed at danger; and

(e)broken wheels and axles on vehicles in service.

Indicators relating to consequences of accidents

3.—(1) Total and relative—

(a)to train kilometres, cost in Euros of all accidents, which shall include, where it is possible to provide such figures, the cost of the following—

(i)deaths and injuries of persons;

(ii)compensation for loss of or damage to the property of passengers, persons carrying out work directly in relation to the operation or to its third parties including damage caused to the environment;

(iii)replacement or repair of damaged rolling stock and railway installations; and

(iv)delays, disturbances and re–routing of traffic including any additional costs to persons carrying out work directly in relation to the operation and the loss of future revenue.

(b)to number of hours worked, number of working hours of persons carrying out work directly in relation to the operation which have been lost as a consequence of accidents.

(2) In calculating the costs under sub–paragraph (1)(a), the amount of any indemnity or compensation recovered or expected to be recovered from third parties shall be deducted except for any relevant compensation recovered under insurance policies held by any railway operator.

Indicators relating to technical safety of infrastructure and its implementation

4.  The—

(a)percentage of tracks with a train protection system, in operation;

(b)percentage of train kilometres with a train protection system falling within paragraph (a) in operation;

(c)number of level crossings (total and total per kilometre of line); and

(d)percentage of level crossings with automatic or manual protection.

Indicators relating to the management of safety

5.  Internal audits carried out by any railway operator pursuant to the procedures referred to in paragraph 2(k) of Schedule 1 and the number of such audits which have been carried out and that number expressed as a percentage of the audits which were planned for that year.

(1)

O.J. No. L14 of 21.1.03, p1

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